Every once in a while, I amuse myself with memes. Here's one from Pandagon:
Seven Things I Plan To Do Before I Die:
- Publish a book -- or several
- Visit every continent (I'm currently at three)
- Train for, run, and finish the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Race (if I ever start running again)
- Create a formal Gender Studies Department at Pasadena City College
- Have kids
- Rescue lots and lots of chinchillas and run a rescue ranch for them and other animals
- See Cal win the Rose Bowl
Seven Things I Can Do
- Some increasingly complicated moves in Pilates involving lots of ab strength
- Generally bluff my way through most medieval Latin and Anglo-Norman texts
- Name every Cal starting quarterback going back to Craig Morton in the 1960s
- Dress myself without clashing
- Grow a full beard in two weeks
- Sing St. Patrick's Breastplate. All the verses. Almost on tune. (if you know it, you know how hard that melody is.)
- Teach 20 classes a year -- seven each semester, three each intersession, and survive
Seven Things I Can't Do:
- Sit still for long
- Eat slowly
- Eat just one cookie, or one chip, or one anything
- Watch baseball without nearly crying from boredom
- Hold any one political or theological position for more than eighteen months without changing my mind completely
- Wiggle my ears
- Watch animal/nature shows without crying
Seven Things That Attract Me to the Opposite Sex:
It ill behooves the newly and blissfully married to answer this question, beyond saying that if you've met my wife, you know the answers.
Amanda reversed the question, writing about seven things that attract the opposite sex to her. Again, clever idea, but false modesty holds me back.
Seven things I say the most:
- "On the other hand..."
- "I think that would be a colossal mistake."
- "In any event..."
- "Despite his/her execrable politics, I love him/her dearly."
- "Before I came to Christ, I used to..."
- "I love you" (Fortunately, to a select few people and animals)
- "You've written a lovely paper, but I'm afraid the complete absence of a thesis means that your many no-doubt wonderful points were, sadly, entirely obscured."
Seven Celebrity Crushes:
When I was younger, I had many celebrity crushes. Honestly, today, I have none. (Okay, Mariska Hargitay is pretty swell, but that's as far as I'll go.)